Our film screenings highlight underground, avant-garde and independent cinema. When we can, we host the filmmaker for an introduction and post screening Q&A. We have shown thousands of films ranging from structural classics like Tony Conrad's "The Flicker" on 16mm, to music films such as Bjork's "Biophilia Live" and Sigur Ros' "Heima". We strive to bring classic films to be screened on 16mm but also new films by emerging independent filmmakers.

"A RAGE TO LIVE" on 16mm film, starring Suzanne Pleshett (1965) written by John O'Hara

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11.11.2011 8:00pm
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"A RAGE TO LIVE" starring Suzanne Pleshett, Ben Gazzara, Peter Graves. Directed by Walter Grauman (1965,b/w, sound, 101m, 16mm film)

Film to be preceded by a live presentation on John O'Hara, who wrote "A Rage to Live" while living in Harrisburg, PA

AS PART OF THE SECOND ANNUAL HARRISBURG BOOK FESTIVAL:
http://www.midtownscholar.com/?page=shop/disp&pid=page_BookFestival&CLSN_439=131939347543980cf3d12eb5f2b7cb01

Projected on 16mm film (not a video projection)

TRAILER:

IMDB INFO: HERE

Roger Beebe, Filmmaker IN-PERSON, with multi projector performance!

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11.09.2011 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
moviate

ROGER BEEBE, filmmaker IN-PERSON with multi-projector performance! 8pm, $5 donation (goes to visiting filmmaker)

Roger Beebe has shown his previous films and videos at McMurdo Station in Antarctica and on the CBS Jumbotron in Times Square as well as scores of less exotic locales (Rotterdam, Ann Arbor, NY Expo, Cinematexas, etc.). He’s won numerous awards at fests including Black Maria, Thaw, the US Super 8 Film + Video Festival, and the Newark Black Film Festival (where he received the 2004 Paul Robeson Award). He also ran Flicker in Chapel Hill from 1997 – 2000

Experimental filmmaker Roger Beebe brings a program of his recent mutli-projector films to the Northeast for a fall 2011 tour. In these films Beebe explores the possibilities of using multiple projectors—running as many as 8 projectors simultaneously—not for a free-form VJ-type experience, but for the creation of discrete works of expanded cinema.

The show builds from the relatively straightforward two-projector films “The Strip Mall Trilogy” and “TB TX DANCE” to the more elaborate three-projector studies “Money Changes Everything” and “AAAAA Motion Picture” on finally to the eight-projector meditation on the mysteries of space, “Last Light of a Dying Star.”

"[Beebe’s films] implicitly and explicitly evoke the work of Robert Frank, Garry Winogrand and Lee Friedlander, all photographers of the atomic age whose Western photographs captured the banalities, cruelties and beauties of imperial America." --David Fellerath, The Independent Weekly

“Beebe’s films are both erudite and punk, lo-fi yet high-brow shorts that wrestle with a disfigured, contemporary American landscape.” --Wyatt Williams, Creative Loafing (Atlanta)

"Beebe's work is goofy, startling, and important." --Daniel Kraus, Wilmington Encore

ABOUT ROGER BEEBE: Roger Beebe is a professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of Florida. Beebe has screened his films around the globe with recent solo shows at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Anthology Film Archives in New York, and dozens of other venues. He has won numerous awards including a 2009 Visiting Foreign Artists Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, a 2006 Individual Artist Grant from the State of Florida, Best Experimental Film at the 2006 Chicago Underground Film Festival, and multiple awards at Baltimore's MicroCineFest.

In addition to his work as a filmmaker, he is also a film programmer: he ran Flicker, a festival of small gauge film in Chapel Hill, NC, from 1997-2000 and is currently Artistic Director of FLEX, the Florida Experimental Film Festival.

He also owns Video Rodeo, an independent video store in Gainesville, FL.

ABOUT THE FILMS:

Last Light of a Dying Star (2008, 4 X 16MM, 3 X VIDEO, 1 X SUPER 8MM, 22 min.) A multi-projector meditation on the passage from film to video, from abstraction to representation, and from the technological wonder of space exploration to the banality of the digital snapshot. Originally made for an installation/performance in a planetarium at the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon, GA, the film attempts to recapture some of the excitement of the early days of space exploration and the utopian aspirations of expanded cinema. Made as an orchestration of a number of different elements, made and found: handmade cameraless film loops by Beebe and Jodie Mack; 16mm educational films about eclipses, asteroids, comets, and meteorites; and a super 8 print of the East German animated film “The Drunk Sun.”

AAAAA Motion Picture (2010, 3 X 16MM, 12 min.) The Manhattan phone book has 14 pages of companies jockeying to be at the start of the alphabetical listings. Capitalism triumphs over linguistic richness yet again. Our challenge: to learn how to write poetry when there’s only one letter left.

Money Changes Everything (2009, 3 X 16MM, 5 min.) Three days in Las Vegas, Nevada, and three different visions of the discarded past and the constantly renewed future. A three-part portrait of a town in transformation: a suburban utopia in the desert, a cancerous sprawl of unplanned development, a destination for suicides.

TB TX DANCE (2006, 2 X 16MM, 3 min.) A cameraless film made on a black & white laser printer with an optical soundtrack made of dots of varying sizes provides the backdrop for revisiting Toni Basil’s appearance in Bruce Conner’s 1968 film “Breakaway.” Commissioned as part of Mike Plante’s Lunchfilm series, where filmmakers are asked to make films for less than the price of the lunch they’ve just been treated to. (This film’s budget was $32.37 worth of pulled pork sandwiches and peach cobbler.)

The Strip Mall Trilogy (2001, 1 X SUPER 8MM/1 X VIDEO, 9 min.) A look straight into the heart of the most postmodern of architectural forms, the strip mall, shot in a mile-long parking lot that could be Anywhere, USA.

“He has actually managed to bust apart the mind-controlling code of relentlessly commercial space and reconfigure it into a landscape of beautiful colors and forms. It is a remarkable piece of Super 8 alchemy." --David Finkelstein, Film Threat

Vittorio De Sica's "SHOESHINE" ACADEMY AWARD WINNING FILM (Shown on 16mm film)

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11.03.2011 8:00pm
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moviate

ACADEMY AWARD WINNING FILM "SHOESHINE" (Sciuscià)

by Vittorio De Sica (director of the Bicycle Thief)

"A remarkable artistic success... Will Shock the World" -LIFE.

“It was as if the camera disappeared, the screen disappeared. It was just life (unfolding in front of the audience).” -ORSON WELLES

TWO REVIEWS:
http://www.asharperfocus.com/shoeshine.html

http://wogma.com/movie/shoeshine-review/

Shoeshine is among the first of the Italian neorealist films. In 1948, it received an Honorary Award at the Academy Awards for its high quality. This award was the precursor of what would later become the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

1948, B/W, Sound, 16mm film print, Italy. 93 minutes.

$5 donation, Thursday November 3rd, 2011

"CURSE OF THE MUMMY'S TOMB" UK HAMMER HORROR FILM on 16mm film! Friday October 28th, 8PM-9:30, $5.

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10.28.2011 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
moviate

SPECIAL HALLOWEEN MOVIE NIGHT:
"CURSE OF THE MUMMY'S TOMB" UK HAMMER HORROR FILM

(from 1964, color, sound, 81 minutes.)
Rare screening on 16mm film (not a video projection).

This cheap, but colorful British period horror piece follows an ill-fated archaeological expedition to the cursed tomb of the pharaoh, Ra-Antef, whose sarcophagus the team's leader opts to sell to a smooth-talking American promoter who intends to set it up as part of an exploitive side-show attraction. No sooner has the tomb reached the States than the foul-tempered pharaoh is released; he then begins stalking and strangling all those who have desecrated his resting place. The bandaged one's vendetta doesn't stop there; he also has a score to settle with the reincarnation of a man who betrayed him eons ago.

IMDB INFO: HERE

THEME MUSIC:

$5, 8pm, Friday October 28th, 2011. at moviate 1306 n. 3rd st. harrisburg

MIKE KUCHAR, legendary filmmaker IN-PERSON, 8pm, at moviate, $5 donation to artist.

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10.26.2011 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
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MIKE KUCHAR.

Legendary filmmaker, IN-PERSON, presenting new works.

Mike Kuchar, cinematographer, painter and writer and brother of George Kuchar, was born in New York City.

He began making 8mm movies in the 1950's, switching over to 16mm film production in 1960, and continues now, producing short motion pictures in the video and digital formats.

Mike and George Kuchar were the co-recipients of the "Vanguard Director Award" at the 11th CineVegas Film Festival, 2009, and the 2009 "Frameline Award" at the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival.

"Film purists," says Mike, "tend to snub the digital medium--but as far as I'm concerned, if it allows the image to move and make noise, I'll gladly use it... and the format fits perfectly into my budgets too!"

"...Mike Kuchar's films were my first inspiration" -John Waters

"The Kuchar twins have become living legends of experimental film" -Roger Ebert

RAPTURE MOVIE NIGHT (part 5), 16mm RETRO KITSCH EDUCATIONAL SCARE FILM! 8pm.

1 the raptureDate:
10.20.2011 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
moviate

VINTAGE 16mm Educational/Scare Tactic Films!

"Countdown to the Rapture, pt.5"

PART FIVE in a series of Educational/Scare Tactic films from the 70's and 80's in regards to The Rapture.

(no need to worry if you missed the first three parts, all the movies are separate and stand on their own)

for an idea on the type of film that is shown, here is an example of a rapture related movie: http://www.kindertrauma.com/?p=8327

FILM IS SHOWN ON 16mm (as it was in the classrooms and churches back int eh 70's and 80's), VERY RARE EVENT, $5 donation, 8pm, at moviate.

"GODS OF THE PLAGUE" by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 16mm film. 8pm

gotterderpestA1Date:
10.06.2011 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
moviate

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER'S "GODS OF THE PLAGUE" (1970), B/W, In German with English Subtitles, 91 minutes.

A man is released from prison and finds the society on the outside less than appealing. With several women as well as the police on his tail, he sets out to find an old friend.

NYTimes: "Gods of the Plague" is the work of a very young man who has just discovered the secret pleasures of angst. It's full of the movie associations that once so amused Godard, Truffaut and Chabrol, and it's impeccably performed by members of the Fassbinder stock company."

full NYTimes Review: http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/review?res=9C00E2D91E39E334BC4952DFB066838C669EDE

visual reference (no subtitles):

16mm film (not a video projection), 8PM, $5 donation. at Moviate, 1306 n. 3rd St. Harrisburg.

"THE SEVENTH SEAL" by INGMAR BERGMAN, SEPT 29th, on 16mm film, 8pm, $5 donation

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09.29.2011 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
moviate

Thursday SEPT 29th, 8pm, 16mm, $5 donation.

SYNOPSIS: Disillusioned and exhausted after a decade of battling in the Crusades, a knight (Max von Sydow) encounters Death on a desolate beach and challenges him to a fateful game of chess. Much studied, imitated, even parodied, but never outdone, Bergman’s stunning allegory of man’s search for meaning, The Seventh Seal (Det sjunde inseglet), was one of the benchmark foreign imports of America’s 1950s art-house heyday, pushing cinema’s boundaries and ushering in a new era of moviegoing.

96 minutes, B/W with English Subtitles, Sweden, 1957.

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 29th, 2011, $5 DONATION, 8PM

at Moviate, 1306 n. 3rd st. harrisburg, pa.

SCOTT WALKER'S INTERPRETATION:

JIM HUBBARD, filmmaker In-Person, presenting 3 hand-processed 16mm films, 8pm

jim hubbardDate:
09.23.2011 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
moviate

IN-PERSON FILMMAKER, JIM HUBBARD

Jim Hubbard was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1951. He studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and began making films in 1975. In 1977, he began processing his own film and enjoys exploring the material basis of film. He believes that experimental film can more honestly communicate the lesbian/gay experience and is much less alienating than stupid narrative movies with homosexual characters. He has made 17 films including Homosexual Desire in Minnesota, Two Marches and Stop the Movie (Cruising) and a 16mm cinemascope, hand-processed meditation on death entitled Memento Mori. In 1987, he co-founded the New York Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film Festival and worked as the film archivist at Anthology Film Archives. His films have been shown at the Berlin International Film Festival, the London Film Festival, the Museum of Modern Art and the Tokyo, Hamburg, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and numerous other lesbian/gay film festivals. He believes that beauty and good politics are one. He lives with his lover of 15 years, Nelson Gonzalez, in New York City.

“Jim Hubbard’s films are a deft combination of personal and political. He explores universal subjects: AIDS, illness, protest, eulogy and liberation with a distinctly queer lens. He documents and celebrates life that creates art in the face of immense obstruction. Hubbard’s handmade films of demonstrations and early gay marches vary in light and texture, his frames exclude banners, leaving you free to observe [often in silence] the expressions and gestures of the demonstrators. In his later works, he creates personal short films about artists, their triumphs and struggles. These films impart a sense of poignancy and brotherly loving in the age of AIDS. Jim Hubbard has been hand-processing films since 1974. He is the co-founder of MIX: The New York Lesbian/Gay Experimental Film/Video Festival, which at 15 is the eldest queer film festival in New York City. He most recently curated “Fever in the Archive: AIDS Activist Video and Film from the Royal S. Marks Collection” at the Guggenheim Museum. As an archivist, curator and experimental filmmaker, Jim is committed to the preservation and documentation of queer moving images. His films are testimonials to these commitments.” (Scott Berry)

“So, if we are to expose the truth, dig deeper into the meaning of things, create beautiful images, tell something about our true selves,
change the world, in short, to be artists, we have no choice. A life as a radical gay man or lesbian and as an artist demands a radical vision and a radical art.” (Jim Hubbard)

FILMS TO BE SCREENED:
MEMENTO MORI

(1995, 16mm cinemascope, color, sound, 17 min.)

Winner -- 1995 Hamburg Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Short Film Jury Ursula Award

Memento Mori tells about death, about the death of a friend of the filmmaker's. It surpasses the formal inventory of feature film cinema to develop its own narrative structure as a filmic poem. As such, it is very precise in its filmic structure as well as in its narrative structure. Film means the combination of created images in a timely construction. Jim Hubbard chooses the format of Cinemascope -- not as a visual gag, but as a necessary means to communicate his visual motives. One thinks of painting, regarding the composed images which seem metaphoric at first glance. But when Hubbard shows a skull, or his friend in front of a still life, or a woman cleaning a room, he does not -- as is common in contemporary gay filmmaking -- juggle with metaphors and symbols, but shows -- through the art of filming and montage -- what lies behind the symbolic connotations of the images on screen: What is it like when a body doesn't move anymore? How does it feel -- the ashes of the dead or the soil which covers a corpse? We thought of the late films of Marguerite Duras, in which she tries quite similarly to find images that astonish in spite of the cultural baggage they convey. In his books about cinema, the French philosopher, the late Gilles Deleuze, calls such a non-illusionist, time-bound composition of images, which only is possible in cinema, "direct time images," images that open up a new look upon the world. There we are, where we started: Hubbard's film tells about death. Most paradoxical however -- Memento Mori is one of the few films, in which cinematic images do not erase life with stereotypes but let life live on, somewhere else, outside the screen. Thus, Hubbard states more convincingly than any surface statement that the basic premise of every emancipatory thought is the affirmation of life. In this context, the final image of Memento Mori is one of the most haunting and beautiful we experienced. -- Stefan Hayn

ELEGY IN THE STREETS

(1989, 16 mm, color, silent, 29 min.)

While attempting to define a filmic equivalent of the elegiac form, this film explores the AIDS crisis from both a personal and a political perspective. The film intertwines two main motifs: memories of Roger Jacoby and the development of a mass response to AIDS. The collective response begins with mourning at a candlelight vigil and the deep sadness of the AIDS Quilt and then progresses toward a much more determined reaction by ACT-UP: first, in the Gay Pride March in New York, then in separate demonstrations that build in militancy -- with a corresponding increasingly heavy-handed response by the police -- culminating in a demonstration during a baseball game and the thumbs-up sign of a teenager sporting a Silence = Death button.

"...roars with urgency from beginning to end." -- Karl Soehnlein, Outweek

"...exquisitely hand processed...miniature portraits of a friend...infusing his memorial not with nostalgia, but activism." -- Manohla Dargis, Village Voice

"Countdown to the Rapture (part TWO)": VINTAGE 16mm Educational/Scare Tactic Films, 8.25.11, 8pm

thiefDate:
08.25.2011 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
moviate

VINTAGE 16mm EDUCATIONAL/SCARE TACTIC FILMS!

"COUNTDOWN TO THE RAPTURE (part TWO)"

No need to fret if you missed part one, part two will still scare ya (or make you chuckle...)

ARE YOU READY FOR THE END OF TIME? Well, C'MON OUT and SEE WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT!

IT's the COUNTDOWN (one of 5 rapture films to be shown over the next 4 months!)

for an idea of what type of film is shown, but not exact title, check out this post on rapture films...

http://www.kindertrauma.com/?p=8327

shown on 16mm (as it was back in the classroom and churches!), very rare event!, 8PM, $5 donation, held at Moviate

MOVIATE FILM CAMP (ages 12-18), 4 DAYS, AUGUST 20th/21st and 27th/28th. SUPER8 and 16mm film!

super8Date:
08.20.2011 11:00am

A Moviate Film Camp for kids ages 12-18 who want to learn how to use a real movie film camera and edit their own film.

Saturday August 20th: Learn the Camera, Shoot Super-8 movie film around the area (Susquehanna River, Broad St. Market, etc.), to document the community.

Sunday August 21st: Finish Super-8 and start making a HAND-MADE 16mm FILM with Paint, Markers, Tape, Found Footage, and other fun tools!

Saturday August 27th: Finish the 16mm Handmade Film, Watch the Super-8 film (now back from the lab), and start editing the Super-8 film using Super-8 viewers and tape splicers.

Sunday August 28th: Finish Editing and preview/transfer to digital video. FAMILY/FRIENDS WORLD PREMIERE AT 7PM SUNDAY NIGHT!

cost: to be determined.

registration: ONLY 5 students available for the film camp at this time, register early!

THE RED BALLOON and other films for KIDS! all on 16mm film too!

red balloonDate:
08.11.2011 7:00pm
Venue/Location:
moviate

THE RED BALLOON on 16mm film!

EARLY TIME FOR THE KIDS! 7PM start time.

THE RED BALLOON on 16mm Film!! Plus Bonus Kids Short Subjects!
KIDS UNDER 10 GET IN FREE!!!!

8/11/2011
7pm (early start time so the kiddies can still get home and to bed on time!)
@ Moviate Harrisburg
Admission = $5 donation for anyone over 10 years of age!

Great films and fun for the whole family! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

All films will be shown on 16mm film. Bring the kids and watch their amazement as they see how a film projector actually works!

Titles include:

THE RED BALLOON - 34 minutes
BUNNY THE RABBIT - 12 minutes
PET SHOW - 12 minutes
THE CHIMPS JAMBOREE - 12 minutes

The Red Balloon (French: Le Ballon rouge) is a 1956 fantasy short film directed by French filmmaker Albert Lamorisse.

The thirty-four minute short, which follows the adventures of a young boy who one day finds a sentient, mute, red balloon, was filmed in the Ménilmontant neighborhood of Paris, France.

It won numerous awards, including an Oscar for Lamorisse for writing the best original screenplay in 1956 and the Palme d'Or for short films at Cannes. The film also became popular with children and educators.

Lamorisse used his children as actors in the film. His son, Pascal Lamorisse, plays Pascal in the main role, and his daughter Sabine portrays a little girl. (from Wikipedia)

Director GITA DESAI, IN-Person, presents "RAGA UNVEILED" at FLOW TOGETHER YOGA CENTER. Aug. 5th,7PM.

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08.05.2011 7:00pm
Venue/Location:
FLOW TOGETHER YOGA CENTER

MEET DIRECTOR GITA DESAI, as she presents:
"RAGA UNVEILED"

About Raga Unveiled

India, unlike any other country in the world, boasts of cradling an art music that has been sifted and refined over 4000 years. With the even flow of evolution and an unshakeable support of theory, raga music is at once vibrant, mesmeric and sublime to this day. At its core is an ambition to profoundly change the performer and the listener at the deepest level. Nothing more nothing less!

Raga Unveiled is a most inspiring and sweeping look at the entire “ architectural brilliance” of a musical system that gave birth to this most wonderful and profound musical art form. For the first time on film, eloquent commentaries by musicians, Vedic scholars, and musicologists join hands with spectacular cinematography, intoxicating spectrums of sound, and rare archival footage resulting in a grand synthesis to honor this music in its entirety.

Raga Unveiled inspires, moves and transports one to a place that you never imagined existed. It is a spiritual engagement second to none!

FRIDAY AUGUST 5th, 7PM at FLOW TOGETHER YOGA CENTER

418 BRIDGE STREET, NEW CUMBERLAND, PA 17070

LIMITED SEATING, Tickets will be available online and at the door.

Admission including the post screening Q&A with Director Gita Desai:
$8.

Proceeds benefit the September concert of Indian Classical Music with Swar Rang, details HERE: http://swarrang.weebly.com/

Director GITA DESAI, IN-Person, presents "YOGA UNVEILED" at FLOW TOGETHER YOGA CENTER. Aug. 4th,8PM.

yogaUnveiledPOSTERDate:
08.04.2011 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
FLOW TOGETHER YOGA CENTER

MEET DIRECTOR GITA DESAI, as she presents:
"YOGA UNVEILED"

THURSDAY AUGUST 4th, 8PM at FLOW TOGETHER YOGA CENTER

418 BRIDGE STREET, NEW CUMBERLAND, PA 17070

LIMITED SEATING, Tickets will be available online and at the door.

Admission including the post screening Q&A with Director Gita Desai:
$8.

Proceeds benefit the September concert of Indian Classical Music with Swar Rang: more info here, http://swarrang.weebly.com/

"Countdown to the Rapture (part one)": VINTAGE 16mm Educational/Scare Tactic Films, 7.28.11, 8pm

thiefnight2Date:
07.28.2011 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
moviate

VINTAGE 16mm EDUCATIONAL/SCARE TACTIC FILMS!

"COUNTDOWN TO THE RAPTURE (part one)"

ARE YOU READY FOR THE END OF TIME? Well, C'MON OUT and SEE WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT!

IT's the COUNTDOWN (one of 5 rapture films to be shown over the next 4 months!

http://www.kindertrauma.com/?p=8327

shown on 16mm (as it was back in the classroom and churches!), very rare event!, 8PM, $5 donation, held at Moviate

Local Filmmaker ADRIAN SELKOWITZ presents "SEX, DRUGS, and GUNS" a feature film. 7.21.11, 8pm.

sexdrugsposterDate:
07.21.2011 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
moviate

Director Adrian Selkowitz will introduce his feature film "Sex, Drugs, and Guns" on THURSDAY JULY 21st, at 8pm. Adrian just finished a great short film, "a love letter to Harrisburg" which premiered at the 13th Annual Artsfest Film Festival in May. Come see his feature from 2009!

Sex Drugs Guns

Ricardo Gil, Chris Dotson, Jim Storm, Alec Clawson, Katie Kocis

Half art flick, half exploitation pic, SEX DRUGS GUNS entertains in three segments: SEX: After the death of his parents, Eugene (24) has moved in with his grandmother, bringing with him a large inheritance. Hopelessly apathetic, he abandons his long-time girlfriend for some personal growth and exploration as he tries recklessly to feel something again. DRUGS: Brian (8) and his sister Becky (6) live with their abusive, alcoholic father and their comatose mother who is confined to a hospital bed in their living room. When dad leaves for work, threatening to beat them if they don't clean the house, the kids ignore the warning deciding instead to play pharmacist to their mother and themselves. GUNS: With a head full of facts and figures, Duayne (45) a pissed-off employee of the world's largest weapons manufacturer, kidnaps the boss and his family in a psychotic attempt to teach them a lesson.

info:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1340469/

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/sex_drugs_guns/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/SEX-DRUGS-GUNS/101542983217401?sk=wall

"Complaints Choir" documentary by Tellervo & Oliver Kalleinen. 7.14.11, 8PM, $5 donation, at Moviate.

complaintsDate:
07.14.2011 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
moviate
Thursday July 14th:
"Complaints Choir" is a funny yet thought provoking documentary following the worldwide Complaints Choir art project by the Finnish artist couple Tellervo & Oliver Kalleinen.

"What are you complaining about? This is the question that two Finnish artists have journeyed out to ask people in all four corners of the world in documentary director Ada Bligaard Søby's docu-musical. Their aim is not to pour salt in the wounds of the world's grumpy complainers, but to let everyone vent their dissatisfaction about everything from parking fines to climate change in a liberating chorus of whining harmonies. We are taken to places such as Chicago and Singapore, and even if the cultures vary, it's obvious that complaining is a basic human trait, and it is tackled with a deadpan approach by the two Finns. Ada Bligaard Søby has, in a short space of time, made her mark as an original new name in the Danish film world, among other things with last year's poetic New York postcard 'Black Heart'. With 'Complaints Choir' she is adding a promising first feature to her resume."

http://vimeo.com/11297659

Director: Ada Bligaard Søby, Danmark 2009, 56 min.

check complaintschoir.org
8PM, $5 donation, at Moviate.

"OF DOLLS AND MURDER" DOCUMENTARY SCREENING, narrated by JOHN WATERS

ofdollswebDate:
06.16.2011 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
moviate

a documentary film by Susan Marks and John Kurtis Dehn.

Of Dolls and Murder exposes an unimaginable world of miniatures homicides, with iconic filmmaker John Waters as narrator. Lurking in this gruesome collection of dollhouses thrives a criminal element that is all too real. Rather than reflecting an idealized version of domestic life, these surreal dollhouses reveal a dystopic and disturbing slice of domestic life. Created strictly for adults, these dioramas are home to violent murder, prostitution, mental illness, adultery and alcoholism. Each dollhouse has tiny doll corpse representing an actual murder victim. This feature-length documentary film explores these haunting “Nutshell Studies” dollhouses and the unlikely grandmother, Frances Glessner Lee, who created them to train detectives. But the story does not end with Lee and her dollhouses of death. The nation is obsessed with forensic justice television, and why? Why do we love to watch a skewed reality of crime-fighting forensics? The answer lies somewhere with the need we have to entertain ourselves with stories about our fear of untimely, brutal death. The societal truths about how loved ones often murder one another is far too wicked to face, let alone change. Instead, we prefer to escape into a safe haven where solving murders easily wraps up in under one hour. From criminally minded college students, and real-life detectives, to the creators of CSI and a visit to the “The Body Farm”, Of Dolls and Murder illuminates the tiny world of big time murder.

8PM, THURSDAY JUNE 16th, $5 donation, at moviate

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